Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021

‘They Are Our Enemies’: Rep. Roy’s Bill Seeks to Block CCP Members From Buying US Land Over National Security

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Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) says that his proposal to block members of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) from acquiring land in the United States is necessary to protect U.S. national and economic security. The legislation (pdf), named the Securing America’s Land from Foreign Interference Act, was introduced on July 9. Roy told The Epoch Times that the measure would prevent individuals with links to the CCP from exploiting vulnerabilities to the detriment of U.S. national security and interests, through the purchase of public or private land. “There have been a number of disturbing stories in the recent years … where we’ve seen the land being acquired in the United States of America by Chinese interests … and very obvious ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” he said. “In general terms, the Chinese Communist Party, not only are they not our friend, they are our enemies and we ought to treat them …

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